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Northwest Spring Symposium

PSU’s Institute of Nonprofit Management will present a two-day seminar called, “The Community Sector: Building Bridges.” The first day (Wednesday, May 9) will address the basics of the nonprofit world. This “Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector,” will be held on the second floor in PSU Smith Memorial Center from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. An additional seminar on Thursday, May 10 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, which will feature an awards luncheon, breakout seminars and a keynote speaker.

The cost of the seminar is $110 for the full-day “Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector” and academic forum and $95 for the half-day Board Member and Executive Director seminars. For more info, log on to or call (503) 797-2668.

Turn in your guns

The eighth annual gun turn-in sponsored by Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation is scheduled Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various sites.

To reduce the number of gun-related injuries and gun violence, the foundation will exchange guns for a $50 merchandise gift certificate. In addition, information on safe gun storage, gun safety and gun violence prevention will be available. For complete gun drop-off sites, visit or call (503) 220-1669.

Tips for taxpayers

The Pacific-Northwest Citizen Advocacy Panel (CAP) will host a forum on what is called the “Offer-in-Compromise Program.” The program will provide solutions and tactics on how to help taxpayers who are unable to pay their taxes in full. In addition, the public will also have an opportunity to learn about CAP.

The meeting is scheduled Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the World Forestry Center, (4033 S.W. Canyon Road in Portland) in the David Douglas Room. The Pacific-Northwest CAP is one of the only four panels in the nation, which was created upon former President Clinton’s request in October 1997 to improve the Internal Revenue Service customer service quality. For more info, call CAP at (888) 912-1227.

-Rosellini Yann